July First Saturday

First Saturday is a day to show your love for local!

Support local businesses by shopping with an independent retailer, eating at a local restaurant, supporting local artists and exploring Downtown Frederick. Where you spend your money matters.

Whether you’ve lived here for years, or you’re a first time visitor, First Saturdays are a great time to discover something new about our beautiful downtown.




Downtown businesses celebrate First Saturday with their own unique events. From in-store tastings and gallery openings, to artist and vendor exhibitions… there’s always something new to explore! Check back as the date gets closer for a list of specific activities, or visit downtownfrederick.org/events to see what’s happening today.

Katy’s Flower Wagon @ Frederick Coffee Co & Cafe, 9am-2pm

Independence Day Giveaway @ COAST Designs, 10am-5pm

Swedish Dishcloth Demo @ Relish Decor, 10am-7pm

Shop for Red, White, and Blue and get your free Stars & Stripes! @ Ec’clectibles, 10am-8pm

Patriotic Ceramics @ Potters’ Guild of Frederick, 10am-8pm

Sky Pop! Artist Market @ FAC’s Sky Stage, 11am-4pm

Plant-Based Party! @ Hippy Chick Hummus, 11am-7pm

Popping New Flavors @ Zoe’s Chocolate Co., 11am-8pm

We’re Retiring – All Frames Must Go! @ VISIONS, 12pm-4pm

Pots and Plants Popup & Katy’s Flower Cart @ Vintage MC, 12pm-4pm

Fusti Tap: Passion Fruit White Balsamic @ Lebherz Oil & Vinegar Emporium, 12pm-5pm

Red, white, and new to you! @ Bailey’s Treasures, 12pm-6pm

“Golden Age of Sports” Launch & Raffle @ ArtistAngle Gallery, 12pm-7pm

Summer Show @ Gallery 322, 12pm-8pm

Peach Clementine Arnold Palmer Canned Cocktail Release @ Tenth Ward Distilling Company, 12pm-10pm

Revolutionary Tea Party @ Heritage Frederick, 1pm-3pm

Have you heard the BruMate buzz? @ Molly’s Meanderings, 1pm-4pm

“Black and White in Color” @ Eastside Artists’ Gallery, 1pm-7pm

4 Galleries and an Artist Talk w/ Priya Vadhyar on-site @ The Delaplaine Arts Center, 2pm-3pm

Kids Crafts and Temporary Tattoos @ Dancing Bear Toys, 2pm-4pm

Artist Reception and Live Painting event w/ Ratha Soumphontphakdy @ The Muse, 2pm-4pm

Doggy Parade & Costume Contest @ The Trellis on the corner of Carroll Creek and Market St, 3pm-5pm

Custom Poems by Distinee Gayle @ The Trellis on the corner of Carroll Creek and Market St, 3pm-8pm

Good Vibes Music w/ Mo Safren @ Peace, 4pm-7pm

Local Artist Night ft. Watson & Jenna Duranko @ Cowork Frederick, 4pm-7pm

“The Look of Things” by Andrea McCluskey & “Sticks and Stones” by Lisa Aerianna Tayerle @ NOMA Gallery, 4pm-8pm

“Hindsight 2020” by Cathy Wilken and “Circle in a Square” by Jan McIntyre-Creager open @ TAG/The Artists Gallery, 5pm-8pm

Historic District Ghost Tour @ Maryland Heritage Tours, 8:30pm-10pm



Kristin Rebecca @ Federated Charities, 22 S Market St, 2pm-5pm

Gary Jay & FIREBALL @ Everedy Square Plaza, 20 N East St, 2pm-5pm

Michelle & Jason Hannan @ The Muse, 19 N Market St, 4pm-7pm

Seeds of Joy @ Y Arts Center, 115 E Church St, 4pm-7pm

From the Dirt @ Tenth Ward Distilling Company, 55 E Patrick St, 5pm-8pm

Scott Barrett @ NOMA Gallery, 437 N Market St, 5pm-8pm

MOON MUSIC @ Velvet Lounge, 203 N Market St, 6pm-8pm

The Stonehouse Brass Band @ 30 N Market St, 6pm-9pm




Access travel and parking information for Downtown Frederick at www.parkfrederick.org and download a map of downtown businesses here.

Public Restrooms can be found in the Church Street (17 E Church St) and Carroll Creek (44 E Patrick St) Public Parking Garages. Restrooms are open daily from 9AM-10PM and cleaned regularly by the City of Frederick following all relevant guidelines.

Staying the whole weekend? Plamondon Hospitality Partners and Downtown Frederick Partnership have teamed up to offer 15% off your stay the first weekend of every month. Choose from six fantastic hotels all with a special price that’s 15% off rack rate. Extend your visit and do it in comfort!

View First Saturday Hotel Rates



Businesses are free to set their own policies with regard to face coverings. Please be considerate of staff who may not yet be vaccinated, and wear your mask if requested.

Spread joy. Shop safely. Wear a mask.




July 3, 2021 10:00 AM


July 3, 2021 9:00 PM

Fees & Tickets


This event has no entrance fee

Event Venue


Downtown Frederick, MD